Meet the Team

Mike Ginani


Founding Principal and LEGAL SEARCH CONSULTANT

Over the course of his career as an attorney search consultant, Mike has consistently achieved results for his clients by recruiting the most highly coveted practice group leaders throughout the United States. In addition to placing leading law firm partners in corporate, intellectual property, and litigation positions, Mike has also proven himself a leader in assisting his corporate clients in recruiting in-house counsel, including general counsel, deputy and associate general counsel, and scores of senior counsel for both public and private companies in variety of industries including the energy and technology sectors.

Mike is based in Dallas but works throughout the country. Prior to becoming a recruiter, Mike was in the financial industry. Mike graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Marketing. Outside of the office, Mike enjoys coaching soccer, cooking and spending time with his wife, Shani, and two children, Madison and Andrew.

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Candice Mitchum


Candice Mitchum is a Legal Search Consultant in the Houston office of Aspire Legal Search Group.  She provides leading attorneys, law firms, and companies with insightful, consultative recruiting service that drives business success in a dynamic legal market.  Candice specializes in recruiting and placing lateral associates and partners with leading regional, national and international law firms across Texas and throughout the country.  She also has considerable experience with corporations, placing lateral attorneys in in-house counsel opportunities.

A native East Texan, Candice majored in marketing at The University of Texas at Tyler, then worked for a boutique legal recruiting firm in Dallas where she developed a keen interest in the industry.  Prior to joining Aspire Legal Search Group, Candice was Senior Partner with a national recruiting firm in Houston.  Serving on the Mutton Bustin’ Committee for Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo is a passion of hers.  She is also active in Stewards of the Wild.

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Miranda Ganguly


Miranda is a seasoned legal recruiter focusing on partner and group movements in Texas and across the United States. She has over 12 years of experience placing Partners, Groups, Counsel, and Associates in Texas, D.C., New York, California, and South America. She has authored several articles and has been quoted multiple times in LAW360 on matters involving legal market intelligence and expertise. Over the course of her career, she has developed an extensive network of relationships and gained inside knowledge about firms and partners across the country, allowing her to strategically match partners and law firms that align on multiple fronts: client base and industry, culture, and metrics.

Miranda likes to say she’s not “from” anywhere as she lived in several states growing up. She finished high school early, earned her Bachelors at nineteen, and was in a Master’s program by twenty. She moved to Texas in 2004 for law school and settled in the Houston area after earning her J.D. Outside of recruiting, Miranda enjoys teaching Yoga and spending time with her husband, daughter, and dogs.

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